Friday, October 20, 2017

‘The Sea Wolf’ and ‘Titanic’: Fascism on the High Seas


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Robert Rossen’s 1941 rendering of Jack London’s classic was a hit. The Nazi film about the 1912 sinking of the Titanic was itself a catastrophe.

Jane Goodall’s Unparalleled Life, in Never-Before-Seen Footage


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The primatologist is the subject of an intimate new documentary, with never-before-seen footage of her work among chimpanzees in Tanzania in the 1960s.

Review: In ‘Geostorm,’ Gerard Butler (and His Stubble) Save the Planet


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In this action film, the world is threatened by a space-based weather-control system armed with ice, fire, hail and heavy rain.

Hollywood’s Diversity Problem and Undocumented Immigrants


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Immigrants and their stories were long essential to studios. So why haven’t they greenlit movies about the current generation of Dreamers?

Review: Uncovering a Displaced Family’s Past in ‘Aida’s Secrets’


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This documentary follows Izak Szewelewicz, who was sent to Israel as a toddler after World War II, on a search for the brother he didn’t know he had.

Review: ‘BPM (Beats Per Minute)’ Captures the Fierce AIDS Fight


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This passionate historical drama from Robin Campillo follows young French activists through an emotional battle for respect and care.

Review: In ‘Dealt,’ a Magician Never Shows His Hand (Until He Does)


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This documentary focuses on the hyperkinetic card magician Richard Turner.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Review: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’


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Yorgos Lanthimos’s follow-up to “The Lobster” is a family drama that doesn’t reach the same imaginative peaks of his earlier films.

Tarantino on Weinstein: ‘I Knew Enough to Do More Than I Did’


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Quentin Tarantino says he knew about allegations against Harvey Weinstein and feels ashamed about not taking a stronger stand.

Review: ‘Only the Brave’ Is an Inspiring Tale of Firefighter Sacrifice


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This action drama from Joseph Kosinski — about the Granite Mountain Hotshots of Prescott, Ariz. — offers some real feeling under a schematic surface.

Review: ‘One of Us,’ a Portrait of Starting a New Life


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This documentary, directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, follows three ultra-Orthodox Jews who have left the Hasidic community.

The Superweirdo Behind ‘Thor: Ragnarok’


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To revamp the most boring superhero in the Marvel pantheon, the company turned to an eccentric indie filmmaker from New Zealand. Will Americans like the view inside Taika Waititi’s head?

Review: ‘Jane’ Is an Absorbing Trip Into the Wild With Jane Goodall


By BEN KENIGSBERG via NYT Movies
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Brett Morgen’s documentary tells her story through footage of Ms. Goodall’s interactions with chimpanzees in what is now Tanzania.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy


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As a young social psychologist, she played by the rules and won big: an influential study, a viral TED talk, a prestigious job at Harvard. Then, suddenly, the rules changed.

Review: The Crushed Romanticism of Philippe Garrel’s ‘L’Enfant Secret’


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A film that opened in Paris in 1979 finally surfaces in the United States.

North Korea Is No Longer the Hermit Kingdom — but How Long Will China Be Its Lifeline?


By BROOK LARMER via NYT Magazine
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The country’s peculiar trading entanglements make sanctions possible. Will its longtime enabler finally make them enforceable?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

In Disney’s Seedy Shadow, the Magic and Hardship of ‘The Florida Project’


By CARA BUCKLEY via NYT Movies
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With his latest film, the director Sean Baker continues his look at people on the margins of American society, stories he isn’t seeing in cinema.

Monday, October 16, 2017

New Trailer: ‘Black Panther’


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The film stars Chadwick Boseman and is directed by Ryan Coogler, who cast his “Creed” lead, Michael B. Jordan, in the role of the villain, Erik Killmonger.

New Book About Woody Allen Alleges Abusive Parenting by Mia Farrow


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In the book, Moses Farrow asserts that Ms. Farrow coached her daughter, Dylan Farrow, in accusing Mr. Allen of sexual abuse.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Young Audiences Flock to ‘Happy Death Day’


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Continuing a horror boom at the box office, “Happy Death Day” arrived as the No. 1 movie in North America, with $26.5 million in ticket sales.

Woody Allen Warns of ‘Witch Hunt’ After Weinstein Allegations


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In an interview with the BBC, Mr. Allen expressed sympathy for “the poor women that were involved” but also called the situation “sad for Harvey.”

Jean Rollin and Lucio Fulci: Maestros of Horror


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The best works of the outré horror auteurs are worth revisiting this Halloween.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Review: Love in a Cold Climate in ‘The Mountain Between Us’


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Idris Elba and Kate Winslet crash into a mountain — and each other — in this drama.